Franschhoek Wine Valley

Learn about carnivorous, insect-eating plants Workshop at Babylonstoren

  • R700 p.p.
  • 17 November 2020, 10:00 – 15:00
  • Presented by Arné Stander and Peter Hewitt
  • Please meet us at the Farm Shop

Only 20 places available

Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. We welcome you to a guided walk through the Puff Adder where the carnivorous plant expert Peter Hewitt’s collection of carnivorous plants will be displayed. During this walk, Peter and our experienced entomologist, Arné Stander, will share their wealth of knowledge on different species of carnivorous plants and their trapping mechanisms – from the venus flytrap that uses rapid leave movement to catch its prey to the sundew plants that have sticky pads that trap insects. They’ll then set you up with the knowledge to grow, propagate and care for these insect-eating plants.

Did you know?
Using carnivorous plants as part of pest control is a great idea. Carnivorous plants not only trap and kill insects but they also attract pests to them, hopefully sparing your plants from becoming a tasty meal.

Lunch at the Greenhouse Restaurant is included.

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861